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Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration
Program 413
Original Airdate: 1/23/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Art schools - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Blackman, Vernon
Butler, Jerry
Goode, Matthew
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Lewis, Elma
Morgan, Margret
Spellman, A.B.
Thomas, Rev. George

Corporate Names
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Roxbury Technical Medical Institute - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Roxbury, Mass. Host Matthew Goode (education specialist for the Committee of the Massachusetts Department of Education) speaks with Reverend George Thomas (Chairman of the Board for the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Committee), Vernon Blackman (Drama Director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Margret Morgan (longtime friend, supporter, and "Honorary Mother" of Lewis's school) to discuss the history of the school, its importance, the community it serves, and the events that will comprise the celebration. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the work of the Roxbury Medical Technical Institute), "Information" (on how to purchase safe toys for children), "Blast from the Past" (with an early 1970s Say Brother interview with musician Jerry "Iceman" Butler), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

Matthew Goode

Vernon Blackman
Margret Morgan
A.B. Spellman
Rev. George Thomas

Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)

Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCain (studio technician)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Andrew Thomas (engineer)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01332
Original footage 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00465A
Preservation master beta SP cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00544A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)

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